presidentâ€™s report 2011
‘neath the elms Dear Alumni and Friends, Many people look forward to a relaxing summer, but I always look forward to fall and the beginning of a new academic year. Campus is buzzing with activity and the leaves start to turn in the crisp autumn air. The arrival of new and returning students for the first day of classes is one of my favorite days of the year. Not long ago, you and I had a vision for this campus that seemed out of reach. Today, this vision is becoming the reality as Eureka enters its transformative years. In one short year, alumni and friends of Eureka College provided the resources needed to gain even greater national recognition and for critical improvement projects on campus to begin: • The Centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth prompted a series of Eureka-related events and activities in 2011. The Chorale performed at the Reagan Centennial Celebration in Dixon and students Katie Rowen and Richie Gregory were members of the Reagan Foundation National Centennial Youth Commission. • Eureka’s signature Centennial event, the Reagan and the Midwest academic conference, brought an impressive line-up of speakers and scholars to campus, including Former Governor of Illinois Jim Edgar, Former Attorney General Ed Meese, journalist Fred Barnes, author Craig Shirley, and Drs. Martin and Annelise Anderson. • Eureka College implemented The Ivy Project: Historic Campus Construction with a ground breaking ceremony for a new $ 6 million, 28,000 square foot, three-story residence hall; and for renovations to existing residence halls, Vennum Binkley Hall, and the Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research Center in the Melick Library. • Dr. Craig Barrett, former CEO of Intel, visited classes and met with student leaders on campus. • Faculty implemented a new freshman seminar class to introduce students to the liberal arts. • Dr. James W. Owens, former Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, was the College’s first executive in residence. Dr. Owens visited classes, gave two public presentations, and met with students individually and in small groups. President’s Circle members, like you, are making a difference by being the catalyst for all of these dynamic events and achievements. Together, we will ensure that the best years for this wonderful and historic College are yet to come. Best wishes for a glorious fall season! Yours ’neath the Elms,
Dr. J. David Arnold President Eureka College
Eureka College kicked off “The Ivy Project: Historic Campus Construction” during our March 11 New Residence Hall Project
THE IVY PROJECT
Groundbreaking Ceremony. The ceremony featured a groundbreaking for a new $6 million, 28,000-square-foot, three-story residence hall. The event also included the announcement of $5 million in renovations to existing residence halls: Gunzenhauser Hall, built in 1928; Founders’ Court, 1966; Alumni Court, 1970; and Langston Hall, 1998. IMPROVEMENTS Last year: Harrod Lounge - 1,400 square foot area available for the 120 students who reside in Alumni Court.
“The Ivy Project: Historic Campus Construction is the most comprehensive facilities project in Eureka College history. It will result in campus-wide physical assets that are attractive and productive in fostering vital living-learning environments for students.” – Dr. J. David Arnold, President Eureka College
Currently: OUR New Residence Hall is located just west of the existing Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house. It will have 28,000 square feet on three levels and will house approximately 100 students. The exterior will resemble nearby Langston Hall, with red bricks and white trim. The interior will feature what college officials are calling community living pods that include traditional double-occupancy rooms and shared bathrooms but with several wings that will include more lounges and meeting rooms than current residence halls. “The layout of the new residence hall will create a sense of community, with its multiple lounge spaces and meeting rooms that can accommodate all of the students living on that floor for meetings, studying, special programs and other social activities,” said Director of Residence Life Lisa Fischer. “Unlike suite-style and apartment living that can lose that sense of community, this layout greatly aids our residence life staff’s efforts to foster socialization and the feeling of ‘home’ for our residential students.” Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research center & College
Vennum Binkley SCIENCE HALL Plans for the expansion of the
Archives is a gift to Eureka College by Mark R. Shenkman of
building are on the drawing board. Current renovations of the Hall,
which began Summer 2011, include installing new windows, a new
Chairman & Founder of Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. in
roof and tuck pointing the entire building.
New York City, Mr. Shenkman is a pioneer in the high yield bond market who shares the same ideals as President Reagan. As the first comprehensive collegiate reference center about the life and leadership of Ronald Reagan, the Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research Center is designed to serve students, scholars, and the public for future generations.
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Ivy Project our growth continues
A Look at Eureka College Students Student/Faculty ratio = Average class size =
45% % women = 55% % men =
18 states and 7 foreign countries Fall 2011 Incoming freshmen average ACT = 22.7 Eureka Students represent
High school class ranking:
Top 10% = 17.5% of incoming freshmen Top 25% = 42.5% of incoming freshmen Top 50% = 70.9% of incoming freshmen Eureka College named 1st in Illinois and 2nd among Midwestern colleges in the “Least Debt” category, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 list of “America’s Best Colleges.”
3 million in unfunded scholarships awarded by Eureka College Over 119 Eureka College scholarships and awards donated by our generous donors 99 Presidential Scholars 118 Dean Scholars 13 Sandifer Fellows 24 Reagan Fellows $
5 years of balanced budgets th and positioned for a 6 2006 operating $ revenue has grown from 8M $ $ to 13M with 12M Since
invested to improve campus facilities.
EC was among 30 colleges nationwide and 4 in Illinois to receive a $50,000 Walmart College Success Award from the Walmart Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges. This funded a new program to help first-generation students succeed at Eureka College.
First Generation Students – 58% of the freshman class. 38 participated in the First Generation Program.
A year-long series to help students explore aspects of Eureka College and give them the support needed to succeed. Through this program, students learn how a liberal arts education prepares them for productive careers and life changes they will experience. • EARLY COLLEGE ORIENTATION SESSIONS • FIRST-GENERATION PARENT ORIENTATION • FIRST-GENERATION PEER MENTORS • FALL FIRST GENERATION DINNER & SPRING FIRST GENERATION DINNER • CULTURAL EVENTS SERIES
76.3% - Fall-to-Fall retention for the First Generation students who participated in the program.
2.93 GPA – First Generation program participants had the highest average GPA when compared to the entire freshman class.
“This award has been pivotal in getting our whole campus involved in better understanding first-generation college students and creating greater awareness of the complexities involved in retaining students.” — Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Provost, Eureka College
EUREKA COLLEGE named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The Corporation for National and Community Service recognized Eureka College for its exemplary support of student volunteer work, service-learning, and civic engagement. This year’s
“Maroon and Golden Rule” service day highlights: • For the third straight year, Eureka College students held a community service day to provide Eureka College residents with free spring cleanup help and child care. • Funded from a grant from Illinois Campus Compact to promote leadership and citizenship.
Up ‘til Dawn student organization received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award from the Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Over the past five years, Up ‘til Dawn has raised over $100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which treats children with cancer and other diseases.
To benefit Heart House, a women’s shelter, Zane Ridings and a handful of freshmen men learned to knit and knitted over 80 hats and sold them at $10 a piece. 100% of proceeds went to Heart House. Each hat took over 3 hours to make, translating to approximately 250 community service hours. The Women’s Basketball team broke records on the basketball court last season (109 3-pointers!), raised their team grade point average from a 2.7 to a 3.3 and put in almost 600 community service hours.
A unique and one of a kind Conference January 14 & 15, 2011 “As part of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration at Eureka College, this conference focused on the
REAGAN and the MIDWEST
formative factors of family, faith, community, and education that were central to Reagan’s development as a great servant leader. Many features of Reagan’s leadership can be traced back to the social and cultural context he experienced growing up in the Midwest.”
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Reagan and the ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯
Ja nuary 14 – 15 , 2 011 at e ure k a c ol l e g e
— Dr. J. David Arnold, President, Eureka College
Eureka College led the nation with the first conference to celebrate the Ronald W. Reagan Centennial. It was a resounding success. The goal of the conference was to remind the nation and the world of the importance of Ronald Reagan’s Midwestern roots. The noted historians captured the character and integrity of Ronald Reagan. In the words of author Peter Hannaford: “Reagan’s character can be defined in one word… Illinois”!
The following presenters provided unique perspectives of Ronald W. Reagan:
Edwin Meese III Former U.S. Attorney General
Jim Edgar Former Illinois Governor
Fred Barnes Editor of The Weekly Standard and FOX News Political Commentator
Peter Hannaford Director of Communications for Reagan as Governor and for 1980 Presidential Campaign
Dr. Martin Anderson and Dr. Annelise Anderson Authors and Advisors to Ronald Reagan
Craig Shirley Author, “Rendezvous with Destiny” & “Reagan’s Revolution”
Academic Presentations Dr. Devan Bissonette - Binghamton University Dr. James Capshew - Indiana University Dr. Andrew Cayton - Miami University Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl - Buena Vista University Dr. Roger Johnson - University of Sussex Dr. John Miller - South Dakota State University Dr. Jon Peterson - Ohio University
Last year 2,875 generous donors gave $ 3.3 million to Eureka College.
22% of Eureka College graduates gave a gift to support their alma mater.
Over $1.3 million was given to the College to support the Annual Fund. The Eureka College Phonathon alone raised over $126,000 to help meet that total.
As a result of this generous level of support, the College was able to:
• Provide financial aid and scholarships to 100% of full-time Eureka College students.
• Recruit and retain an excellent faculty. • Improve campus housing. • Create the Ronald W. Reagan Research Center within the Melick Library.
• Make improvements to the Vennum Binkley Science Hall.
• Provide internships and mentorships for our students across the United States and around the world.
• Support student learning in the visual and performing arts.
• Provide for student athletes the opportunity to participate in 11 sports.
at home & on the road reuniting alumni near and far
Washington D.C. Area Alumni Gathering, Chicago Area Alumni Gathering, Homecoming Eureka College, Minnesota Red Devil Gathering, Sunday Brunch and The Lion King, Chicago, Reagan and the Midwest Academic Conference, Alumni Leadership Connections Conference, Reagan of Illinois Concert, Dixon, March Madness Gathering, Peoria, Alumni Weekend, Eureka College, Nashville Gathering, Peoria Chiefs Game, Peoria, IL.
STUDENT Jenny BEN Leezer McCauley Hometown: Toulon, IL Class of 2012
Major: Music Minor: Math and Business Campus Involvement: Admissions Ambassador, Alpha Psi Omega, Theatre, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Con Brio, Delta Zeta Sorority “I love Eureka College because it is my home away from home. I’ve met a lot of inspiring people who have become my mentors and friends. Whenever I go home, I can’t wait to come back. This is the first time since starting college that I did not want the school year to start because that means I will be starting my final year at Eureka, and I am not ready to leave.”
“I can’t thank the donors enough for what they have done. Throughout my college career I have had the chance to travel to Italy, and have been able to participate in many groundbreaking strides for the college. We have the resources to feel like a home, not just a school.” “When I become an alumni donor to Eureka College, I will help improve practicing facilities for the music department.”
Hometown: Mendota, IL Class of 2012
Major: Political Science/History & Philosophy/Religion Campus Involvement: Student Body President, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity President, CAB Member (Past President) “The most valuable assets of Eureka College are not the buildings, but rather the people. It is because of the excellent faculty and staff of Eureka College that I chose to pursue my undergraduate degree here and they are a large part of why I stay.”
“I have to thank the donors who donate to the Sandifer Fellowship. It was a great experience that provided me a better understanding of the law and how the legal system works.” “One of the main values of Eureka College is leadership. One day I will donate money to improve the programs that we have in existence to provide undergraduates with leadership training that would be applicable not only in their college years, but also as they go on to the workforce, graduate, or professional school.”
PROFILES Judith BRENT Guy GLASS Hometown: Salina, KS Class of 2012
Major: Religion/Philosophy Campus Involvement: Residential Advisor, Leadership Ambassador, Disciples on Campus, Freshman Seminar Peer Instructor, Student Foundation, CAB Member
“Over the past three years I have fallen in love with Eureka. For me Eureka is much more than a campus and even more than just a group of people. Eureka
Hometown: Garden City, MI Class of 2013
Major: Political Science and History Minor: Economics Campus Involvement: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) President, Junior Class President, Student Body Treasurer, Eureka College Business Society At-Large Member, Ronald W. Reagan Fellow, Alumni/Development Office Student Worker “I love Eureka because of the family I have made. From the brothers I have in
represents the place where I became me. I have transformed into a leader
Tau Kappa Epsilon to the relationships I have sustained with faculty and the
who voices an opinion, listens to other perspectives, and is able to confront
staff of the office I work in, I have grown to love the atmosphere of Eureka.”
others respectfully. The faculty, staff, and students have all helped to mold me into who I am today and for that I can never express enough gratitude.”
“Someday I would like to donate money and build an interfaith religious center for different worship services, to be shared by the religious organizations on campus.”
“Donors have truly made a difference in my life. Without the donors of Eureka College I would be at a community college back home in Michigan. I am thankful that you gave me the opportunity to experience the tight-knit family of Eureka College.” “When I donate, I will create a study room that is dedicated to the development of students as leaders and as individuals. I believe the college was founded upon individualism and personal growth and therefore there should be an obvious emphasis of that fact.”
ReaganForward is an ongoing campaign to support the legacy of the leadership lessons of Ronald Reagan at Eureka College
Special Visitors to Campus
Mark R. Shenkman Reagan Research Center
As a part of the Reagan Legacy Foundation’s Liberty Tour programs, President Reagan’s son and former Eureka College trustee Mike Reagan brought students from Poland and America to see the place about which his father had once said “Everything that has been good in my life began here.” Former Governor Sarah Palin, who has written and spoken extensively about her admiration of Ronald Reagan, made a visit to the Reagan Museum and other sites. Ronald Prescott Reagan, son of Nancy and Ronald Reagan, made his first stop to campus. Ronald W. Reagan Society member Craig Barrett, former Chairman of Intel Corporation, spent time with the Reagan Fellows. Ronald W. Reagan Society member Michael Maibach, president of the EuropeanAmerican Business Council, spoke on campus about U.S. Competitiveness as a part of the Reagan Centennial Speakers Series. Reagan Fellows alumni Willie Wind (United States Secret Service), Carrie Thompson Wolf (Assistant Parliamentarian for the U.S. House of Representatives), and George Leal (Federal Prosecutor), returned to campus to speak to students and the public.
To kick off the centennial year, President Arnold announced that Ronald W. Reagan Society member Mark R. Shenkman of Greenwich, Connecticut, had committed the resources to help Eureka College construct a new center that would provide world-class archival care for the collections of the College and house every book ever written about Ronald Reagan, an estimated 950 books and manuscripts. The center is the first collegiate resource of its kind and was dedicated September 24, 2011 on the same steps Governor Reagan had dedicated the library 44 years earlier.
Honorary Reagan Fellow General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.) Former Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General P.X. Kelley, was named the third Honorary Reagan Fellow of Eureka College at a dinner ceremony held at the Ronald Reagan International Building in Washington, D.C. on the 21st anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 2011. The event was co-chaired by FedEx founder Fred Smith, former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, and Fred Fielding. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush were honorary co-chairs. Proceeds from the event went to establish a scholarship named for General Kelley.
Reagan and the Midwest Academic Conference As his proud alma mater, Eureka College launched the centennial year with the first academic conference centered on Ronald Reagan’s roots. The conference, entitled Reagan and the Midwest, brought together scholars, former Cabinet officials, authors, and journalists including former Attorney General Edwin Meese, III, Reagan experts Drs. Martin & Annelise Anderson of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, best-selling author Craig Shirley, Weekly Standard Editor Fred Barnes, and author and former Reagan advisor Peter Hannaford.
Visiting Reagan Scholar Craig Shirley President Arnold named Craig Shirley first-ever Visiting Reagan Scholar at Eureka College. President of Shirley & Bannister in Alexandria, VA. and best selling author of Reagan’s Revolution and Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and The Campaign that Changed America, Mr. Shirley will teach a mini-course on Ronald Reagan open to students and the public in May of 2012.
Reagan Fellows Named For the 28th year, Eureka College named a new class of Reagan Fellows to the program established by President Reagan in 1982 at his alma mater. The Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program offers 24 current Reagan Fellows full-tuition scholarships and opportunities to travel around the world to learn from mentors and to develop themselves in the servant leader mold of Ronald Reagan. Experiences of the Reagan Fellows range from working at a hospital in India, interning at the Sagamore Institute of Indianapolis (led by former Reagan Fellow Jay Hein), to interning at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in Simi Valley, California.
Governor Edgar speaks AT Ronald Reagan Society Dinner At the conclusion of the Reagan and the Midwest Conference, members of the Reagan Society gathered for their annual recognition dinner. Former Governor of Illinois, Jim Edgar, gave the keynote address on the topic of leadership and trust. Several hundred guests attended the lecture. Governor Edgar also serves as Eureka College’s Honorary Chairman of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration.
Speaker Newt Gingrich Gives 150th Commencement Speech Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich toured the campus and met with Reagan Society members before speaking to the graduates and their families at the 150th Commencement Ceremony of Eureka College in Rinker Amphitheater. He announced his intentions to run for the 2012 presidency just two days prior to his visit to campus, but his remarks stressed the importance of Eureka College in American history. “I would argue to the national media that Eureka College can claim to be one of the most influential institutions in the last third of the 20th century,” Gingrich said.
Gifts of $100,000 or more in one year Individuals Tony & Gretchen Rigazio Dick Sanders Mark & Rosalind Shenkman
Institutions/Estates Caterpillar Foundation Elizabeth Dunseth Estate Lyle W. Moore and C. Eleanor Moore Family Trust
Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999.99 in one year Individuals R. Rennie Atterbury III Richard Johann ‘50
FedEx Corporation J & V Flynn Foundation Lucille Stahler Patterson ‘30 Estate Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999.99 in one year Individuals
ANNUAL GIFTS The following list recognizes contributions to Eureka College by alumni, friends, churches, businesses, foundations, and other agencies between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
David ‘66 & Marjory Brower ‘66 Adams Fred ‘58 & Sharon Hopkins ‘59 Altman Mack Brown ‘02* The Honorable and Mrs. Frank Carlucci Marianna Jackson ‘11* General and Mrs. P.X. Kelley Richard & Fran Owen Leo ‘48 & Betty Trenary ‘43 Traister
Institutions/Estates Associated Colleges of Illinois Church Finance Council Council of Independent Colleges General Electric Foundation The Owen Foundation Helen Underwood ‘31 Estate
Gifts of $ 10,000 to $24,999.99 in one year Individuals David & Lynn Burritt Hartzell Givens ‘35 Steve ‘63 & Therese Hathway William P. Heidrich - Oak River Foundation
Chuck ‘64 & Marla Kylander ‘64 Hershberger Gordon & Jean Ann Honegger Bill ‘71 & Katy King Loren ‘58 & Mary ‘03* Logsdon Ernie ‘65 & Barb Folkers ‘65 Potter Jack Roeser – Family Taxpayers Foundation Eric Schwartz
Institutions/Estates Eureka College E-Tribe Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Goodfield State Bank Illinois Mutual Jelly Belly Candy Company Don Littlejohn ‘48 Estate Lockheed Martin Corporation RLI Saul Centers, Inc. Securing America’s Future Energy Sodexo Inc. State Farm Companies Foundation Stearns Family Trust
Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999.99 in one year Individuals David & Katherine ‘09 Arnold Sidney & Florence Banwart Barbara & Craig Barrett Wayne Baum John & Nancy Bearce Guy & Jane Hamilton ‘77 Cahill Bill ‘92*† & Edwina ‘92* Doran K.C. Hill ‘60 Manish ‘88 & Nibha Kohli Annette Ewing Kreider ‘38 Don & Shirley Litwiller Donald & Florence Stotts ‘71 Magee Jonathan & Sharon Michael Howard ‘65 & Imelda Moser Bob HD ‘05 & Terri Parsons Mike ‘95* & Genevia ‘80 Sager Martin ‘82 & Kathy Quinlan ‘83 Sallee Bradley Smith ‘88 & Mami Tsuchiya Edward Sutkowski & Linda Washkuhn Sutkowski Mr. Glenn Werry, Jr. David & Ann Windley
Institutions/Estates Abbott Laboratories Fund Craig & Barbara Barrett Foundation
Reuben Bates Estate Bearce Companies LLC Elmer Brunen Education & Charitable Trust Community Foundation of Central Illinois Eureka College Women’s Board ExxonMobil Foundation Ruth Rothenburger Ferguson ‘29 Estate Five Points Washington Heisley Family Foundation J. F. Lehman & Company, Inc. PNC Foundation
Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999.99 in one year Individuals Glen HD ‘03 & Polly Barton Charles & Judy Black Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Kevin & Lisa Callis Jim Finch ‘60 Lila Gammon ‘00* John Garrett ‘61† Robert & Marion Garthwait Speaker Newt & Callista Gingrich Rodney Gould ‘87 Pete ‘67 & Sharon Argo ‘65 Hanner Sam ‘62 & Nancy Stevenson ‘61 Harrod III Bob & Vicki Heitzman Jim Hengst ‘75 Gary & Barb Hodel Ed & Lisa Holderle Larry ‘59 & Mary Jo Vines ‘60 Houseman James Jacob ‘50 Herbert Kelleher Terry & Mary Margaret Klaus Mike & Judy Mangold Mike & Mykee Murtagh Pat Paulsen Dick & Patti Richards Duane ‘78 & Rachel Schroeder Craig Shirley Inge Wacker Zimmerman ‘70
Prime Policy Group Proud to Be Republican, LLC The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. Union Avenue Christian Church of Litchfield, Ill.
Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499.99 in one year Individuals Loren ‘68 & Sally Armstrong Sandra Baner ‘82 Fred Barnes Vickie Batzka ‘65 Rick ‘70 & Pat Shasteen ‘70 Beck Randy ‘94 & Jamie Begole Randy Blanton ‘72 Harold Bonner ‘43 Jim Borop ‘41 Jim ‘80 & Cindy Brace Ben Brown ‘50† Tony ‘89 & Kari Massey ‘90 Byerly Bob ‘71 & Kay Brandon ‘69 Caccia Steven & Mary Carls Tony & Alicia Case Don & Pam Cox ‘64 Roger & Linelle Dickinson Governor James Edgar & Brenda Edgar Rudy & Sharon Eichenberger Frank Fahrenkopf Robert Ferguson Shane ‘97 & Sharise Marker ‘94 Fogo Gregory S. Folley Allen Fore ‘87 Joe & Anne Fox Sarah Gohl Isabel ‘98 Lee Graves Ron ‘99* & Judy Degnan ‘63 Greek Deforrest Hamilton ‘39 Mark & Stacie Hansen Rand & Kelly Harbert Sam ‘88 & Suzie Shumway ‘91 Harrod IV
Gilbert ‘56 & Lana ‘07* Hasenyager Jay Hein ‘87 Elise McCormick Hendricks ‘46 Pete & Carol Hughes Jerald & Jane Shirk ‘49 Jackson Roy & Debby Johnson Anonymous Joseph & Patricia Kennell Rick ‘70 & Marlene Klaus The Honorable Tom Korologos & The Honorable Ann McLaughlin Korologos Mr. & Mrs. Matthew LaHood Jim & Michele Fehr ‘77 Lehman Ann Lewis, Chairperson, Reagan Centennial Commission Paul & Martha Lister Duane Livingston Molly Speer MacDonald ‘61 Michael Maibach - The Maibach Foundation Mark & Colleen Marvin Kaywin McClure ‘52 Bill ‘51 & Gloria McDonald ‘55 McNett Robert Michel HD ‘97 Joe & Tammy Monk John & Cindy Morris Adolfo Napolez ‘73 Chris Neff ‘10 Charlotte O’Brien Noe ‘39 Eleanor Knight Norton ‘37 Ramon ‘56 & Juanita O’Marah Marc & Carol Pasteris Chris Peterson ‘95 Edwin & Gitza Peterson John ‘70 & Diane Pini Richard Renner John Ripka ‘55 Chris Ryan ‘86 Brian & Amy Sajko Neil ‘55 & Dorothy Logan ‘53 Sallee
Institutions/Estates Associated Bank Christian Church Foundation, Inc. Cly-Del Manufacturing Company Eli Lilly and Company Heartland Bank & Trust Co. Mangold Ford-Mercury, Inc. Peoria Rivermen
* = Honorary Alum • † = Deceased • HD = Honorary Doctorate
Annette Dyar Sherman ‘41 Floyd & Virginia Sutter ‘53 Sherry Anneliese Sinn Joanne Barcroft ‘48 Smith Phil Stiles ‘90 Mia Stortzum-Scott ‘03 Robert Stuart Jr. Laurie Hakes Studer ‘91 Bob ‘66 & Kathy Swank Gene & Janet Swartz Karen Sweitzer Lawrence Tangel John E. & Lorely E. Temple Stephen & Marilyn Unger Albert Wade Robert ‘71 & Kiko Kimura ‘71 Wennerholt Clinton & Adeline Wentz Don ‘60 & Dorothy Thomson ‘58 Whitler Barb Arganbright Wickness ‘73 Duane & Lynn Wolland
Institutions/Estates California Community Foundation Endowment Account D. Ernest & Eula Daniel Brown Trust Central Christian Church of Jacksonville, Ill. Albert Culver Company Donors Trust Inc. Enercon Engineering Inc. Eureka Christian Church of Eureka, Ill. Eureka JFL First Christian Church of Macomb, Ill. First Christian Church of Pekin, Ill. First Christian Church of Peoria, Ill. Flanagan Implement & Service, Co. G & D Integrated Ventures, LLC Heinold Heating Kinder Morgan Foundation Lamprey, LLC Martin Engineering Andrew Mellon Foundation Phillips University Legacy Foundation (PULF) Platform Energy Group, LLC PSA Dewberry Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund Shirley & Banister Public Affairs Gary Sinise Charitable Foundation Adelbert ‘49 & Emily Tisdall Estate
Lifetime Societies The College recognizes those individuals who reach specified levels through lifetime gifts or who have established deferred gifts of various amounts. (Those individuals who qualified for membership by virtue of a deferred gift through FY1999 have retained membership in the appropriate society.)
Lifetime gifts $1,000,000 or more Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Caterpillar Foundation Church Finance Council
Lifetime gifts $500,000 to $999,999 Associated Colleges of Illinois Nancy Reagan Tony & Gretchen Rigazio
Lifetime gifts $25,000 to $99,999
Lifetime gifts 250,000 to 499,999 $
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Mildred Stubbs The Foundation for Enhancing Communities The Owen Foundation Leo ’48 & Betty Trenary ’43 Traister Verizon Foundation David & Ann Windley
Abbott Laboratories Fund David ‘66 & Marjory Brower ‘66 Adams Joe ‘50 & Thelma Jean Allovio Wayne Baum G. Raymond Becker Mack Brown ‘02* Eureka Rotary Club Helen Smith Ewing ‘38 General Electric Foundation Pat Gilmartin Hartzell Givens ‘35 J & V Flynn Foundation Marianna Jackson Richard Johann ‘50 Richard & Fran Owen Mark & Rosalind Shenkman Alex HD ‘84 & Faye Spanos State Farm Companies Foundation Ruth Straw ‘45 The Grover Hermann Foundation Anne Vaughan
Lifetime gifts $100,000 to $249,999 R. Rennie Atterbury III Harold Bonner ‘43 Dale Burklund Sandy Bushue ‘82 Roger & Linelle Dickinson Ellen Smith Dingman ‘38 Anonymous Eureka College Women’s Board Diane Anderson FioRito ‘80 Geneva Harper Steve ‘63 & Therese Hathway Heartland Bank & Trust Co. Illinois Mutual Don & Shirley Litwiller Loren ‘58 & Mary ‘03* Logsdon Kaywin McClure ‘52 Charlene Muir 93* Rob ’79 & Terri Nicks Bob HD ‘05 & Terri Parsons Pat Paulsen Pepsi Cola General Bottlers Mike ‘95* & Genevia ‘80 Sager Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Edna Kaupanger Sand ‘32* Dick Sanders Siemens Corporation Sodexo Inc.
Fred ‘58 & Sharon Hopkins ‘59 Altman Archer Daniels Midland Company David & Katherine ‘09 Arnold Sidney & Florence Banwart Glen HD ‘03 & Polly Barton Otto Baum & Sons Inc. John & Nancy Bearce Rich & Bev Bertschi Gary & Carlotta Bielfeldt Gwen Blankinship Jim Borop ‘41 Jim ‘80 & Cindy Brace Peggy Brandon Paul & Estelle Brown Burger King David & Lynn Burritt Martha Mok Butt ‘58 Guy & Jane Hamilton ‘77 Cahill Alan ‘59 & Pat Canfield, Sr. Jim & Mary Caress The Honorable and Mrs. Frank Carlucci CEFCU Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois-Wisconsin Christian Church in Indiana Cly-Del Manufacturing Company Steve & Minta Way ‘67 Colburn Community Foundation of Central Illinois Tony Cook ‘70 CORE Construction Council of Independent Colleges Cullinan & Sons Hughes Diller, Jr. Edwina Doran ‘92* Scott ’83 & Joyce Elger Eli Lilly and Company Eureka Christian Church of Eureka, Ill ExxonMobil Foundation FedEx Corporation First Christian Church Of Macomb, Ill. First Christian Church of Pekin, Ill. First Christian Church of Peoria, Ill. Anonymous Lila Gammon ‘00* Robert & Marion Garthwait Helen Goble Bill ‘94* & Louise Emmert ‘50 Goff Rodney Gould ’87 Ron ‘99* & Judy Degnan ‘63 Greek Phyllis Hallene Ebby Halliday Acers
Deforrest Hamilton ‘39 Pete ‘67 & Sharon Argo ‘65 Hanner Bill & Marian Hardin Bonnie Harper Sam ‘62 & Nancy Stevenson ‘61 Harrod III Gilbert ‘56 & Lana ‘07* Hasenyager George & Jean Hearne William P. Heidrich - Oak River Foundation Chuck ‘64 & Marla Kylander ‘64 Hershberger Higher Education and Leadership Ministries Larry ‘59 & Mary Jo Vines ‘60 Houseman Pete & Carol Hughes Bob & Lorena Huisinga ‘67 McClure Illinois Bell-Peoria Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Clarke & June Imbler James Jacob ‘50 Roy & Debby Johnson General P.X. & Barbara Kelley Bill ‘71 & Katy King, Jr. Rick ‘70 & Marlene Klaus Terry & Mary Margaret Klaus Mary Klock Annette Ewing Kreider ‘38 Rita Kress Paul & Martha Lister Duane Livingston Lockheed Martin Corporation Mike & Judy Mangold Marathon Oil Company Foundation Marion Christian Church of Marion, Ill. Roger ’60 & Ruth Martin Kevin ‘78 & Linda Wyatt ‘80 McQuade Jonathan & Sharon Michael Sylvia Monroe Charlotte O’Brien Noe ‘39 Northrop Corporation Dick & Carmen Oakford Ramon ‘56 & Juanita O’Marah Roy Pfautch Ernie ‘65 & Barb Folkers ‘65 Potter Prudential Foundation David & Alexandra Ransburg Clark & Julie Reed RLI Neil ‘55 & Dorothy Logan ‘53 Sallee Martin ‘82 & Kathy Quinlan ‘83 Sallee Tim Schrock Shenkman Capital Management, Inc. Harold Sheridan ‘50 Anneliese Sinn Bradley Smith ‘88 & Mami Tsuchiya Gerald ‘64 & Charlotte Smith Joanne Barcroft ‘48 Smith Chuck ‘62 & Jan Lewman ‘64 Staley Gene & Janet Swartz The Bielfeldt Foundation The UPS Foundation Steve Thomson ’70 Don & Marilyn Ullman Union Avenue Christian Church of Litchfield, Ill.
Audley Weidman Robert ‘71 & Kiko Kimura ‘71 Wennerholt Randy & Mary Jane West Norman & Fern White Don ‘60 & Dorothy Thomson ‘58 Whitler Jim & Marlene Wogsland Shirley Lou Wrenn
Lifetime gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 A. Montgomery Ward Abdul ‘75 & Charlene Huss ‘75 Alvani Aileen S. Andrew Foundation Arrow Electronics Sandra Baner ‘82 Larry ‘70 & Mary Baron Barbara & Craig Barrett Craig & Barbara Barrett Foundation Vickie Batzka ‘65 Kenny & Jody Baum Wayne E. Baum Family Foundation Randy Blanton ‘72 Chuck & Carol Blye Tom Bolan BP Amoco Foundation, Inc. Ben Brown ‘50 CA, Inc Bob ‘71 & Kay Brandon ‘69 Caccia Oliver Carr Central Christian Church of Decatur, Ill. Central Christian Church of Jacksonville, Ill. Christian Church Foundation, Inc. Scott & Susan Cisel Kay Cleeland CNH – Goodfield Coca-Cola Bottling Company Charles ‘51 & Florence Stranz ‘51 Coffman Esther Cohen Consolidated Construction Don & Pam Cox ‘64 Jim & Marjorie Crowe Richard & Annette Schultz ‘48 Dickinson Division of Overseas Ministries Rhea Edge Rudy & Sharon Eichenberger Eureka Community Bank Eureka IGA Eureka Printing
Bill Farley HD ‘86 Jim Finch ‘60 First Christian Church of Fort Wayne, Ind. First Christian Church of Mount Carmel, Ill. Allen Fore ‘87 Joe O’Neill - G & D Integrated Ventures, LLC Dan ‘85* & Linda ‘85* Gilbert Goodfield State Bank Bill ‘48 & Claire Graham Gary & Donna Kay Grant Evelyn Hale ‘56 Rand & Kelly Harbert Dan ‘67 & Amy Moore ‘92 Harrod Jerry & Rhonda Heller Elise McCormick Hendricks ‘46 Joan Herron ‘74 Norma Highlander Gary & Barb Hodel Ed & Lisa Holderle Gordon & Jean Ann Honegger Barbara Howell IBM Corporation Illinois Masonic Jerald & Jane Shirk ’49 Jackson Mara Lee O’Brien James ‘36 Jelly Belly Candy Company Manny ’65 & Vicki Zanaglia ’65 Jerome, Sr. Edward D. Jones & Company Merle ‘59 & Judy Parks ‘60 Kalkwarf William T. Kemper Foundation Robert Kittleson ‘46 Bob & Jackie Klaus Klaus Companies Larry & Gail Leiken Dick Leiken Jeannette Lewman Molly Speer MacDonald ‘61 Donald & Florence Stotts ‘71 Magee Mangold Ford-Mercury, Inc. Chet ‘56 & Yvonne Massino Dennis & April McClure ‘97 Stewart Michael & Mary McCracken Bill ‘51 & Gloria McDonald ‘55 McNett Robert Michel HD ‘97 Larry Mitchell Alvin Montgomery Montgomery Ward
* = Honorary Alum • † = Deceased • HD = Honorary Doctorate
Chalmer Moore, Jr. Howard ‘65 & Imelda Moser Nalco Foundation National Education Association Niantic Christian Church of Niantic, Ill. Charles O’Sullivan ’36 Parsons Company, Inc. Leo ‘61 & Linda Patterson Phyllis Payne Phillips University Legacy Foundation (PULF) PNC Prairie Avenue Christian Church of Decatur, Ill. Procter & Gamble Fund Barbara Reisner Richard Renner R.J. Reynolds Industries Inc. Evelyn Rice Mary Rich Glenn & Margaret Riddell Roanoke Pharmacy Junius Rodriguez Jack Roeser - Family Taxpayers Foundation Chris Ryan ‘86 Brian & Amy Sajko Saundra Henry Saul Centers, Inc. SBC Foundation Sue Schierer Duane ‘78 & Rachel Schroeder Sandy Schuster Eric Schwartz Securing America’s Future Energy Shell Oil Company Foundation Annette Dyar Sherman ‘41 Floyd & Virginia Sutter ‘53 Sherry Wayne & Mary Diane Slone Richard Snyder Carl & Crystal Soderstrom South Side Bank Trust Cliff ‘78 & Pryl Hayden ‘75 Stam Phil Stiles ‘90 Frank & Jean Nelson ‘42 Stockham Strake Foundation Don ‘71 & Nancy Strater Ben ‘43 & Pat Pearson ‘46 Streid Marty ‘52 & Joyce Hoover ‘52 Stromberger Bob ‘66 & Kathy Swank The Marmon Group, Inc. Harvey & Mary Tookey John Trefzger ‘48 Barbara Tweddale Jimmy ‘68 & Rita Millspaugh ‘68 Waterman Lois Wells Glenn Werry Irmgard Rosenzweig Wessel ‘47 Owen & Nancy West Kim Whitler ‘89 Barb Arganbright Wickness ‘73 Peter & Janice Wong Phyllis Kepple Worrell ‘53 Inge Wacker Zimmerman ‘70
The Legacy League The Legacy League recognizes alumni and friends who have included the College in their estate plans by establishing a trust, gift annuity, bequest or life insurance
Fred ‘58 & Sharon Hopkins ‘59 Altman Sandra Baner ‘82 Vickie Batzka ‘65 Wayne Baum Jodi Bearce ‘91
policy. The College is very grateful for these meaningful demonstrations of support.
Margie Beck ‘65 Glenn Benckendorf ‘53 Jim ‘80 & Cindy Brace Peggy Brandon Alice Brooks Mack Brown ‘02*
Jim Bruner, Jr. ‘73 James & Ann Bryant Dale Burklund Martha Mok Butt ‘58 Kevin & Lisa Callis Jerry & Mary Caress Anonymous Kay Cleeland Tony Cook ‘70 Richard ‘54 & Betty Cox Bill Deck ‘66 Roger & Linelle Dickinson Ellen Smith Dingman ‘38 Bill Dooley ‘76 Rudy & Sharon Eichenberger Scott ‘83 & Joyce Elger
Tom England ‘63
Terry & Linda Immel
Charlene Muir ‘93*
Ruth Straw ‘45
Suzy Fahim ‘60
James Jacob ‘50
Ronald & Toni Brooks ‘68 Faust
Roy & Debby Johnson
Cynthia and Dale Nelson
Mary Finch ‘84
Margaret Kepple ‘53
Rob ‘79 & Terri Nicks
Bill ‘64 & Mary Taylor
Mary Ann Schrock Flanagan ‘62
Cheryl Grider Kershaw ‘82
Charlotte O’Brien Noe ‘39
Lorenzo ‘66 & Ella Bryant ‘69 Forbes
Terry & Mary Margaret Klaus
Steve Thomson ‘70
Clyde Francis ‘61
Larry ‘65 & Sherry Kuntz
Leo ‘61 & Linda Patterson
Tom ‘68 & Pauline Tomlinson
Patricia Langton ‘57
John Trefzger ‘48
Dan ‘85* & Linda ‘85* Gilbert
Una Cho Lee ‘61
Ernie ‘65 & Barb Folkers ‘65 Potter
Darrell Wagner ‘75
Roger ‘62 & Martha Gilbert
Loren ‘58 & Mary ‘03* Logsdon
Luke Rastetter ‘62
Crystal Miller Walters ‘94
Bess Fifield Lund ‘49
Clark & Julie Reed
Jimmy ‘68 & Rita Millspaugh ‘68 Waterman
Hartzell Givens ‘35
Molly Speer MacDonald ‘61
Jim Rodgers ‘86
Mel ‘75 & Jerri Weith
Roger ‘60 & Ruth Martin
John Ryan ‘85
Bill & Debbie Wisinski ‘84 Grgantov
Mike ‘95* & Genevia ‘80 Sager
Robert ‘71 & Kiko Kimura ‘71 Wennerholt
Wayne ‘64 & Marilyn Groth
Chet ‘56 & Yvonne Massino
Randy & Mary Jane West
Duane ‘78 & Rachel Schroeder
Norman & Fern White
Michael & Mary McCracken
David ‘69 & Betty Langston ‘70 Scott
Kim Whitler ‘89
Gilbert ‘56 & Lana ‘07* Hasenyager
Chuck Shannon ‘61
Bob ‘61 & Carol Ann Carr ‘64 Whitler
Sue Hasenyager ‘67
Bettylou Worth Miller ‘69
Millard ‘59 & Louise Shaw
Steve ‘63 & Therese Hathway
Harold Sheridan ‘50
Linda Baldwin Williams ‘66
Elise McCormick Hendricks ‘46
Tim ‘86 & Shelly MacFarland ‘87 Williams
Lisa Severtis Higgins ‘93
Roger Mitchell ‘51
Bradley Smith ‘88 & Mami Tsuchiya
David & Ann Windley
Carl ‘51 & Bev Sutherland ‘51 Hirsch
Betty Soule ‘50
Jim & Marlene Wogsland
Lynn Ward Hoffmann ‘47
Chalmer Moore, Jr.
Chuck ‘62 & Jan Lewman ‘64 Staley
Shirley Lou Wrenn
Claudia Neahring S. M. Hogan ‘65
Don Moore ‘64
Roger ‘60 & Mary Zimmerman
Joe ‘66 & Betty Hood
Howard ‘65 & Imelda Moser
Phil Stiles ‘90
Clarke & June Imbler
* = Honorary Alum • † = Deceased • HD = Honorary Doctorate
The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College recognizes people like you who value the enduring
DIPLOMA Gifts of $100,000 or more in fiscal year Mark & Rosalind Shenkman Caterpillar Foundation
inspirational power of the remarkable story of the lifelong relation-
ship between Ronald Reagan
Gifts of $25,000 or more in fiscal year
and Eureka College. The story of
The Honorable and Mrs. Frank Carlucci FedEx Corporation General and Mrs. P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.) Richard & Fran Owen, The Owen Foundation Capital Management, Inc.
Eureka College and Ronald Reagan stands as the national monument to American opportunity. Rooted in freedom to fulfill potential; grown from humble beginnings; built on Midwestern faith and values; transformed by education; embraced by mentors; and achieved through the discovery of vision and a voice. “Everything that has been good in my life began here,” President Reagan said. Your gift to the Ronald W. Reagan Society is an investment in developing more good leaders instilled with the
Junior Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 in fiscal year Mack Brown David & Lynn Burritt William P. Heidrich – Oak River Foundation Lockheed Martin Corporation Jack Roeser – Family Taxpayers Foundation Saul Centers, Inc. Eric Schwartz Securing America’s Future Energy Sodexo Inc.
same values President Reagan learned from his alma mater.
Eureka College calls our vision
Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 in fiscal year
Sidney & Florence Banwart Ambassador Barbara McConnell Barrett & Dr. Craig Barrett – Craig & Barbara Barrett Foundation Wayne Baum John & Nancy Bearce, Bearce Companies LLC Heisley Family Foundation Gordon & Jean Ann Honegger J. F. Lehman & Company, Inc. PNC Foundation RLI Bradley Smith Edward Sutkowski & Linda Washkuhn Sutkowski Mr. Glenn A. Werry, Jr.
The following list gratefully recognizes those generous gifts received between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.
Freshman Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 in fiscal year Associated Bank Charles & Judy Black Speaker Newt & Callista Gingrich Heartland Bank & Trust Co. Gary & Barb Hodel Herbert Kelleher Terry & Mary Margaret Klaus The Honorable & Mrs. Edwin Meese III Prime Policy Group Mickey Straub, Proud to Be Republican, LLC Craig Shirley The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc.
Associate Member Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499 in fiscal year David & Katherine Arnold R. Rennie Atterbury III Sandra Baner Fred Barnes Randy Blanton Guy & Jane Cahill California Community Foundation Endowment Account Alberto Culver Company Donors Trust Inc. Edwina Doran Governor James Edgar & Brenda Edgar Frank Fahrenkopf Robert Ferguson Shane & Sharise Fogo John Garrett Rodney Gould Lee Graves Mark & Stacie Hansen Sam & Nancy Harrod III Sam & Suzie Harrod IV Jay Hein Marianna Jackson The Honorable Tom Korologos & The Honorable Ann McLaughlin Korologos Mr. & Mrs. Matthew LaHood
Ann Lewis, Chairperson, Dixon Reagan Centennial Commission Loren & Mary Logsdon Michael Maibach - The Maibach Foundation Mike & Judy Mangold Martin Engineering The Honorable Robert H. Michel Joe & Tammy Monk Cindy & John Morris Chris Neff P. Joseph Oâ€™Neill-G&D Integrated Ventures, LLC Edwin & Gitza Peterson Platform Energy Group, LLC PSA Dewberry Tony & Gretchen Rigazio Dick Sanders Duane & Rachel Schroeder Shirley & Banister Public Affairs Phil Stiles Mia Stortzum-Scott Robert Stuart Jr. Lawrence Tangel, Enercon Engineering Inc. John E. & Lorely E. Temple Albert Wade Clinton & Adeline Wentz David & Ann Windley
David Adams, Chairman
Bob Heitzman, Vice Chairman Sandy Baner, Secretary Barb Hodel, Treasurer
David Adams ‘66 Minneapolis, MN VP Products & Services ELCA Board of Pensions
Gregory S. Folley Peoria, IL VP, Remanufacturing Caterpillar Inc.
Greg Henry ‘90 Northridge, CA Chief Financial Officer Harman Professional Group
Michael Mangold Eureka, IL Dealer Principal Mangold Ford Mercury Inc.
J. David Arnold Eureka, IL President Eureka College
Anne M. Fox Peoria, IL CEO Central Illinois Chapter American Red Cross
Charles Hershberger ‘64 Greenfield, IN Retired Chemist Eli Lilly and Company
Robert S. Nicks ‘79 Glen Carbon, IL National Manager, Marketing/Dist Altin Holdings, LLC
Robert R. Atterbury Peoria, IL Retired VP Legal Services Caterpillar Inc.
Samuel A. Girard Peoria, IL Relationship Partner IBM
Barbara Hodel Carlock, IL Director Caterpillar Inc.
Sandra Baner ‘82 Janesville, WI Attorney Baner & Associates
Rodney Gould ‘87 Studio City, CA Attorney
Michelle R. Hubble Peoria, IL Managing Director PricewaterhouseCoopers
Lance A. (Tony) Byerly ‘89 Naperville, IL President & COO Stanley Conv Security Solutions
Kelly Harbert Bloomington, IL Presiding Member Spectrum Partners, LLC
Kevin Callis Bloomington, IL VP Operations State Farm Insurance
Stephen D. Hathway ‘63 Green Bay, WI Retired Physician
Marianna Jackson Waukegan, Ill. Consultant Retired Research Scientist Abbott Laboratories
Teresa Dulyea-Parker Bloomington, IL Regional Minister & President Christian Church (DOC)
Jay Hein ‘87 Indianapolis, IN President Sagamor Institute
William K. King ‘71 Austin, TX Retired Executive State Farm Insurance
Robert Heitzman Lafayette, IN Product Manager Caterpillar Inc.
Terry Klaus Eureka, Ill. Retired Manager Caterpillar Inc.
Sarah G. Isabel ‘98 Shoreview, MN Attorney
Anthony Rigazio Oglesby, Ill. Retired President Worldtronics International Inc. Mark A. Spenny Hanna City, IL President & CEO CEFCU Glenn A. Werry Edwards, IL President Star Transport, Inc. Harry A. Williams ‘79 Bolingbrook, IL Senior Manager, Facilities Svs. Boeing Company David Windley Seymour, Ind. CPA Blue & Co LLC/CPA
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presidentâ€™s report 2011
A snapshot of activities, events, and highlights of the 2011 fiscal year.